Productivity Isn’t a Formula: Why Real Success in Time Management is Found During the Journey

July 10, 2023

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Worth the Wait: Why Better Time Management Takes Time

There’s no secret formula or easy button on the road to better time management. Productivity is a process, one that takes lots of trial and error. But don’t be dismayed, you’ll find that sweet spot eventually, just like my guest, Erik Fischer, did! Erik is the host of the weekly podcast, Beyond the To-Do List.

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Whenever we do something new, we want to see results right away. But whether that thing is to start a podcast, a business, or something like finding success with time management, it doesn’t work that way. It’s not as simple as saying “This is what I want to do!” and watching the results come in. 

It’s a process. This goal-setting thing takes a lot of trial and error. Why? Because there’s no one-size-fits-all journey to getting there. And that’s exactly what my guest, Erik Fischer, and I, are talking about in this episode!

Meet Erik Fischer

Erik Fischer is a full-time brand manager with a roster full of clients who also happens to be the host of one of my personal favorite podcasts, Beyond the To-Do List! He’s been hosting this weekly show for more than a decade — wow! 

And as I’m sure you can imagine, that takes quite a workload to make happen. And it didn’t happen overnight. He says when he first set out to do the show, it didn’t exactly pan out the way he had hoped. 

But now? He’s got a successful career, podcast, and is a guest on numerous other shows. 

So how does he do it? He says it’s all about learning through the journey, about finding productivity through the process — multiple processes — and lots of trial and error. Basically — you need to be flexible to find success with time management!

In the show, we go into more detail about that, plus:

  • Erik’s journey to finding podcasting and productivity
  • Why being flexible on that journey is so important
  • How to find lessons along each step of your own journey

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